We’ve been wanting to try their seafood platter for the longest time and when we finally had the chance to, it was an utter disappointment
Surprisingly, it was their promotional set lunch that captured our hearts and melted our tastebuds.
Priced at $98++, the Hearty Chilled Platter
was way too overpriced, considering the overall quality of their seafood was probably worth, say, $9.80++? The platter consisted of 6 oysters, 4 pieces of Alaskan king crab legs, 4 kinds of sashimi (the usual suspects) and 4 kinds of seafood tapas which we selected (scallop bouillabaisse, steamed prawns, lobster cocktail and white wine mussels).
Hearty Chilled Platter
The seafood was not exactly very fresh, especially the Alaskan king crab legs which were soft and flaccid. The steamed prawns, mussels and sashimi were equally stale-tasting and terrible. Thankfully, the oysters and the other cold seafood tapas were passable though nothing to boast about.
Hearty Chilled Platter
On the contrary, the $15 nett set lunch which we ordered in addition to the seafood platter, tasted thousand times better! I suspect the hefty price tag of the seafood platter probably deterred majority of the customers, resulting in the seafood being left on the shelf for an extended period of time. The cheaper alternatives were obviously more sellable and hence, they were able to maintain the freshness of the ingredients.
The Seafood Chowder
was one of the tastiest I’ve tried! Rich, creamy and chunky, the aroma of the soup left us totally mesmerised and on cloud number 9. Seriously, you’ve got to try it to believe it!
The Grilled wild snapper served with herb pesto risotto
was delicious. The snapper was fresh with a tinge of buttery herb fragrance. Grilled to perfection, the soft and slightly charred fish complemented the pesto risotto well. Overall, an excellent combination and refreshing change from the usual fare.
Grilled wild snapper served with herb pesto risotto
Unfortunately, the Sticky Date Pudding
was anti-climatic. It was dry, flaky, and overwhelmingly sweet.
Sticky Date Pudding
Oh, and did I mention, they serve Evian water, freeflow! The price of the platter was probably used to defray the cost of the water.
In all, this goes to show that price tag is deceiving when it comes to nice food. Do give their $15 nett weekday set lunch a try and skip the platters!
Seafood Chowder,Grilled wild snapper served with herb pesto risotto
Date of Visit: Mar 03, 2014
Spending per head: Approximately $65(Lunch)Other Ratings: